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Learning through teaching

February 19, 2024

Learning through teaching By Ron Beeber, Contributing Writer PENTWATER — Singer Phil Collins once wrote a song lyric that says, “In learning, you will teach … and in teaching, you will learn.” That’s certainly what happens when members of the Pentwater Artisan Learning Center share their skills with students who are working on hands-on projects at the center under the…

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Fabricating Frosty in felt form

January 17, 2024

Fabricating Frosty in felt form By Ron Beeber, Contributing Writer PENTWATER — Although our area is just digging out from this winter’s first significant snowfall, some folks in Pentwater were making snowmen weeks ago when there was no snow. How? They are members of the Pentwater Artisan Learning Center who attended a felted snowman class taught by fellow member Corlene…

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Hooked on knitting

December 29, 2023

Hooked on knitting By Ron Beeber, Contributing Writer PENTWATER — Anyone who thinks chocolate is addictive has never learned how to knit. If you know how and are reading this, you’re probably smiling.   It’s believed that knitting originated in Egypt about 1,000 years ago to make socks. Fast forward about 900 years, British citizens banded together in a national effort…

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‘We can build a snowman’

November 29, 2023

‘We can build a snowman’ By Ron Beeber, Contributing Writer PENTWATER — “In the meadow we can build a snowman, and we’ll pretend that he is Parson Brown” is a favorite lyric from the holiday song “Winter Wonderland.”  Did this popular tune inspire Sue Hopp to recently conduct a wooden snowman-making class at the Pentwater Artisan Learning Center for 15…

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Weaving whiz’s memory deeply woven into many hearts

November 1, 2023

Weaving whiz’s memory deeply woven into many hearts By Ron Beeber, Contributing Writer PENTWATER — Weaving is the craft or action of interlacing threads to form fabric. Search on the Internet the phrase “beauty of weaving,” and one finds this statement: “the way yarns go to form a fabric symbolizes relationships that we build and hold in this world. Nothing…

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